Anyone who operates X-ray equipment or an interference source must have it inspected by an expert appointed by the authorities in accordance with Section 172 of the Radiation Protection Act prior to commissioning, in the event of significant modifications and otherwise at regular intervals of five years. These experts shall draw up a test report and, if necessary, a certificate for each test performed. The operator receives the original, a copy goes to the supervisory authority responsible for the operator.
The expert must submit a copy of the test report to the competent authority (Section 183, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Number 6, also in conjunction with Paragraph 3, Sentence 1 of the Radiation Protection Ordinance - StrlSchV). This obligation exists in the cases of Section 19, Paragraph 3, Sentence 1, Number 1 and Paragraph 5 in conjunction with Paragraph 3, Sentence 1, Number 1 of the Radiation Protection Act independently of the obligation of the party obligated to notify to enclose the test report of the officially designated expert with the notification.
The test reports shall be sent to the industrial inspectorate at the government with regional jurisdiction over the operator's place of business.